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Zebulon Baird Vance to Edward Stanly, October 29, 1862

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To Edward Stanly STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT Raleigh- Oct. 29th, 1862 Your communication of the 21st. inst. has been recd, to which I proceed to reply- It is "incompatible with my views of duty" to grant you a personal…

Letter from Martha Hendley Poteet to Francis Marion Poteet, August 30, 1864

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Mcdowell Co teusday August 30th 1864 Dear husband I seat my self this evning to let you know we are onley tolerable well the children is complaining I expect they are taking Measels but I do hope this will reach your kind hands and find you will I…

Letter from Martha Hendley Poteet to Francis Marion Poteet, February 4, 1864

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N C Mcdowell Co 1864 thursday Feb the 4 My Dear husband I recieved your kind and loving letter last saturday and was glad to hear fom you and hear you was well but sory to hear sunday that you was not well we are not well they nearly all hav had sore…

"Secret Circular," July 13, 1864

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The Weekly Conservative RALEIGH, N. C., JULY 13, 1864. JOHN D. HYMAN, EDITOR. FOR GOVERNOR : Z. B. VANCE OF BUNCOMBE The Conservative Ticket for Wake County ! FOR THE SENATE : Hon. SION H. ROGERS. FOR THE HOUSE OF COMMONS : WILLIAM LAWS,…

Weight of Testimony, June 8, 1864

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Weight of Testimony According to the Progress, the mere denint - theipse dixit -- of Mr. Holden should have "as much weight with the masses of the people in North Carolina as that of Gov. Vance, Mr. Hampton, or others." So what Mr. Holden may say…

Railway Ticket, 1860s

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Bryan Grimes was the last Confederate officer in the Army of Northern Virginia to be appointed to the rank of Major General by Robert E. Lee. A native of North Carolina, Grimes fought on several Confederate campaigns including the Peninsula,…

Letter from Major Smith Stansbury to Major Caleb Huse, July 20, 1863

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Major: I have the honor to enclose herewith copy of letter of instruction from Colonel J. Gorgas, Chief of Ordnance, dated May 19th, 1863. Also copy of letter from Lieut. Colonel I. M. St. John, Chief of the Niter and Mining…

Map of Windsor During the Civil War

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A map of Windsor, drawn around the time of the Civil War

Letter from Major Smith Stansbury to Colonel Josiah Gorgas, September 2, 1863

St. George’s Ba.
September 1st, 1863–
Colonel J. Gorgas
Col: Your telegram of 21st Ulto. To Fort Fisher was received; in hand, just in time for the “Eugenie.”
A copy was enclosed to Capt. Fry, and…

Diary of Elizabeth Collier, April 20, 1865

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April 20, 1865

We have lived in such a state of excitement for the past month that I have not had the time to write any thing which occurred but to begin at this late day—After the evacuation of Goldsboro—we were in constant…